Round: Eastern Conference Finals
Dates: May 30-June 11
Winner: Knicks, 4-2
With Michael Jordan's departure (again), the Knicks and Pacers were once again the NBA's definitive rivalry. Meeting for the fifth time in six years after splitting their first four battles and with a trip to the Finals on the line, we were primed for a particularly grueling matchup.
The series' opening two games were both decided by a single basket and knotted at a game apiece, Larry Johnson saved the day and New York's season with the help of one of the more dubious calls in playoff history in Game 3. Unfortunately, this would be the series apex, as no other game was closer than eight points and the Knicks improbable run continued.